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January 5, 2008

Healthy Eating Monday
Chat Schedule Tuesday Night Trivia
ChatStar Women's/Men's Wednesday
Stories and Pictures Thursday Game Night 
Recipes & Healthy Eating
HeadsUp ! Saturday Pets Chat
Famous People Poems
Rod's Music Shoppe Newsletter Archive

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PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07 PWMS Chat Update: 
PWMS had a great New Year's Eve Party! Tons of people stopped in throughout the night to share New Years in their respective parts of the world.  We had Elvis come in New Year's Day and test us on some of his songs LOL! We all danced - even Deena was making lots of money ;)  Of course, Norma Jean had lots of troubles keeping her dress down!  RonB ?  What a smooth dancer as he strutted around in his formal threads. Linda was belly dancing around the chat. Oh then we had the FAT Elvis-Mr. Hope was in the house! We had a real hard time getting Dennis back into men's clothes, LOL. Rod did that macho Russian dance number non-stop for us - wow what coordination! Jack, of course, was worried we would lose his weight's. We watched Gerry dance, as her partner lifted her up over his head.  Her dress even changed color - it was beautiful. 

It was a great holiday. Now we all have a Great New Year to look forward to ! 

 

the 20 Second Rule
Take 20 Seconds when departing chat to allow for goodbyes, any last

minute questions, whatever . . .    


What's With All The Rooms ?

PWMS

Main Chat Room

aka " The Lobby "

This a main chat room for all chatters. The best place to start at any time of the day or night. Some stay in here always. 

But now you can head off to another room, the choices are below.

CoffeeHouse

( rated PG )

Grab some friends, have a latte!  Or kick back with a Cappuccino.

Lounge

( rated R )

The place for racy jokes, rowdy discussions, and topics which might offend sensitivities in other rooms. Bring friends in here!
No Graphics

This is the place to hang out if your eyes just can't deal with fast-moving chat text and flashing graphics. Please turn off Avatars and Emoticons to eliminate flashing and conserve display space.


Special Rooms 


Special Rooms 

Newly Diagnosed RA's, Hosts, or any concerned chatter should suggest newly diagnosed chatters head into this quieter, special purpose room.  There should be no casual or off topic discussions here => the focus is on the questions, concerns, and fears of that new person. 
Trivia & Games

Organized Triva and Games are held 3 nights a week. However, you can organize games anytime you want.  Or leave a trivia question and play tag.

Women Only This room is only for Women! It can be used anytime at all. We do have Women's Night  Wednesday 8PM EST
Men's Only This room is only for Men! It can be used anytime at all. We do have Men's Night  Wednesday 8PM EST
Off-Topic

The room for discussions of limited interest subjects.  Chia wrangling.  Pasta farming.  Furniture Refinishing Techniques.   Snow Salad Preparation.  Zombie Containment and retraining.

BikerBar HarleyVickie had the idea, and we made it a reality.  Now it's up to you to keep the room filled with lively discussions of whatever seems appropriate.  
PetShop

Join PetsRUs6 in the PetShop on Saturdays nights for discussion about all things pet.

Connections

No one in chat, or the room you are interested in chatting in ?  Leave a message. They will catch you later.

Staff Lounge A closed room for occasional staff meetings.
 

Who's Chatting Where?  Plus Signs to the left of room names click-expand to show who's in there !

Who's logging in and out ?  Regular users should only see those logging into and out of a particular room.  RAs see all  entry-exit so they can greet newcomers.


 

Chat Star

JolyRox

 
HI EVERYBODY!!!! I'M JODIE aka JOLYROX, AND THE OTHERS IN THE PIX ARE MY HUBBY MIKE, AND OUR GIRL, ALEX. I WAS DX'D JULY 6TH AND STOPPED WORKING AS A NAIL TECH ON 7-9-04. I WAS DENIED THE FIRST TIME, BUT AFTER SEEING THE PSYCHOLOGIST FOR S.S., I PASSED. HAVING AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE WAS NOT REALLY NEW TO ME...MAYBE BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DIABETIC SINCE I WAS 5 YEARS OLD, AND ANOTHER SHOT WOULDNT BE ANY BIG DEAL. I AM 39, AND NOT DOIN SO BAD. I'VE HAD RETINAL DETACHMENT IN MY RIGHT EYE, AND AN ARTERY BYPASS IN MY RIGHT LEG--BUT THE BEST KIND OF SURGERY I HAD WAS TO BRING MY BABY GIRL INTO THE WORLD. I LOVE ALL THE FRIENDS I HAVE MADE IN THE CHAT ROOMS, AND FEEL VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE AS MANY AS I DO-- I JUST WANNA SAY "THANX" FOR ALL THE CONCERN AND COMPASSION I HAVE RECEIVED KNOWING SUCH A GROUP OF VERY UNDERSTANDING AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE !! WE HAVE CERTAINLY FOUND THE PLACE WHERE WE ARE MEANT TO BE!!   Jodie  (more )

 


Coordinator of Room Administrators

AMarinesWife is coordinating all Room Administrators Please contact her with any problems. She may make some suggestions about how to be a more effective Room Administrator. Work with her she has some very good ideas. We need Team work! She will help with anything she can when it comes to helping others in chat.  

Or contact us at PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

Chat Coordinator!

Norma is coordinating all chats.  Please contact her for any changes. All you have to do is look at the schedule for and find a place that fits  when hosting is good for you.  If somebody is already hosting then, pop in to support them, and let them know you'll back-up, or buddy host with them.  Just let her know what you choose! Norma's email is NORMAJJOHNSTON@SBCGLOBAL.NET  

 

Chat Hosting Schedule                                                                                                      

The Chat Schedule breaks things down by day, and show the equivalent times in different time zones.  Hopefully this will make it a bit clearer how an Eastern Standard Time relates to your personal timezone or country.    

Reading the schedule is easy: Just click on the day of the week to jump down.  and then look down from your local time zone on top to the time you are interested in => bold times are when hosts have volunteered to be present.  

Knowing someone is available to provide support at dependable, specific local times makes a chat more successful.  

Please, if you go in chat and a host does not answer you right away, please wait,  Our hosts do a 2 hours stretch and need bathroom time and coffee time.  So if they're away right at the sec you arrive, be patient, they will come back.

Click Here to jump to the full Chat Schedule Page  
It is always the final word on who's hosting, when ! 
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our new chat

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our new chat

Stories

PeopleWithMS - Stories and Pictures

 

chichi

My MS story starts in Jan.  2004 when I was first having these weird sx…..slurred speech, off balance, missing words when I read aloud to my class etc.  We had just gone through a hairy time with some foster kids and their parents and my doc said “you are depressed…let me give you an anti depressant.” Of course I said ok….I mean he is the doctor right!?

Well in June of that year I was still having the same sx except they were worse…..I just happen to be at the doc for a sinus infection and mentioned that my other problems had not gotten any better so he sent me for an MRI.  I didn’t tell my DH as he would only worry and I didn’t see any reason for that! So I called my sister instead and she, once again, became my confidant.  So I went for the MRI and really didn’t think anything about it until the next week when my doctor’s nurse called and said….we need to see you in the office….this sent up a number of red flags as they always in the past have told me results of all tests either by letter or on the phone so immediately I called my sister in a panic.  We talked and decided to still not tell my DH but go to the appt.  We were both sure that it was a brain tumor and mapped out how we would handle it.  Well I went to the appt. and my doctor looked at me so sadly and said, “I am afraid you have MS. I want you to see a neuro. Next week I have already set up the appt.”  Well I was floored….in fact speechless!  ( much more . . .  )


Ruby_NikitaK9



(story to follow . . . )

This could be you*

Just send your name, story, and photo along to: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

People like to read other stories about MS and dealing with the everyday life with MS.  Everyone's M.S. is different and everyone's story is different. Get to know the chatters we chat with. 

Stories and Picture's 

 

PWMS  Welcomes!   

Please, we have issued an All Points Bulletin for any new chatters !   Come in, ask them to send us their e-mail addresses at PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com ; it is the only way we can send them out our weekly newsletter.  Also, let them know about your stories and pictures, and perhaps ask if they'd like to submit one.! A great way to get instant recognition, by appearing in the newsletter.  Most of us love to know more about each other and see who we chat with. When no one is here and a new MSER comes in and reads our stories and poems it helps to read and see how MSers deal with life.

 Anyone who wants to add Pictures or update their story, please do so.

HeadsUp !

PeopleWithMS - Heads Up ! ! !
Norma alerted us to this important National Multiple Sclerosis Society Program; Direct Assistance. This provides durable medical equipment and other financial aid to those with demonstrated need . Program details vary by chapter.  However, the following will give you an idea of what might be available. Check with your local chapter ( Find Your Chapter ) if you think you might be eligible. A number of our chatters have had luck with this program.

Direct Assistance Now Available

The National MS Society, Michigan Chapter is offering new financial services to address the needs of individuals with multiple sclerosis and their families.

The goal of Direct Assistance is to provide financial assistance to enhance the quality of life and help individuals with MS achieve their highest level of independence.

This program helps chapter members with MS obtain financial assistance in the areas of:

  • Transportation - to and from medical appointments ONLY
  • Home Care - short-term personal care and homemaker/chore services. This service offers assistance in the home with tasks that individuals living with MS are having difficulty completing (meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, bathing, and dressing).
  • Respite Care - care when the usual caregiver is temporarily unavailable because of travel, illness or other demands.
  • Short-term counseling - counseling for those facing unexpected challenges as a result of their MS. Limited counseling services are available through in-person and telephone sessions.
  • Medical equipment - the purchase or repair of a variety of equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and bath equipment.
  • Equipment Loan Closet - for people with MS to borrow, free of charge, equipment that they need for a short period of time.
  • Home & auto modifications - such as lifts, ramps or hand controls.
  • Window air conditioners - limited to no more than one window unit per year with a minimum of five years between requests. This service is offered from April 1st - September 30th of each year.
  • Cooling vest - limited to no more thatn one cooling vest per year with a minimum of five years between requests. This service is offered from April 1st - September 30th of each year.
  • Emergency response systems - ensures that adults living at home get quick assistance whenever needed - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

All assistance is based on financial need and provided according to a sliding fee scale. To obtain assistance, the Chapter requires:

  • A verification of diagnosis.
  • Completion of a confidential financial assistance application
  • Some items/services also require a physician's prescription

For more information or to apply for financial assistance call  800-344-4867.

Services provided depending on available resources. Advance notice required for all services.

Partial support underwritten by the R.M. Gerstacker Foundation.

 

NEXT LIVE SHOW: Thursday, January 24, 2008
Complementary Treatments for MS


Have you tried acupuncture for spasticity, or started vitamin D supplements? Are you wondering how to tell if any of these non- conventional treatments are effective or even safe? 

Tune in on Thursday, January 24 as we enter the uncertain world of complementary treatments for MS and its symptoms. From basics like physical therapy and regular exercise to more dramatic choices like high-dose vitamin D and anti-inflammatory diets, we will discuss many of the popular alternatives and get an expert’s take on their efficacy.

And, as always, you'll have a chance to ask the experts your questions. 

BONUS: Attend the live show online for your chance to win one of three newly redesigned iPod nanos. Use your new nano to download all the latest MS podcasts now available at HealthTalk.com!


Date:  Thursday, January 24, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m. PST / 6:30 p.m. MST / 7:30 p.m. CST / 8:30 p.m. EST
Location: On the Internet at http://www.healthtalk.com/multiplesclerosis/programs/10_917/ index.cfm

How to participate online: It’s okay if you haven’t registered prior to the show – we’d still love for you to attend. On Thursday, January 24 approximately 10 minutes prior to show time, access the following Web address from any computer: http:// www.healthtalk.com/multiplesclerosis/programs/10_917/index.cfm
Be sure to install Media Player for Mac or Windows and test it before the show.  Find easy download instructions at http:// www.healthtalk.com/wmpdownload.cfm. 

Thank you for tuning in! 

We wish you and your family the best of health, 
The HealthTalk Multiple Sclerosis Team 

 
We are starting to talk about our JUNE 2008 Get Together. 

It is still too early to make any solid plans, but keep it in mind.

 


Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Influenza

Are there risks in getting the vaccination?

Are there any symptoms that a doctor should be notified about?

What are the chances of developing a secondary infection?

Should I take amantadine or rimanadine? 


Check out this web site to learn more and find out if the flu is in your area:

fluFacts.com 

 


 

 

"I Dropped My Chicken Soup:

Stories about Multiple Sclerosis"

 

Hey everyone,

Just to give you a quick book update. Things are going well. The book has been out for approx. 2 months now. I've had a few book signings and general interest seems to be going well.

There are now a few additional places you can purchase the book. It is still available through me at
www.msstories.zoomshare.com

It is also available at www.amazon.com OR www.target.com OR www.totallywell.com OR
www.wellnessbooks.com OR www.target.com OR www.bordersstores.com

Just a reminder the book is called "I Dropped My Chicken Soup: Stories about Multiple Sclerosis."

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season!

Rebeka Huggins


Rebeka
www.myspace.com/msstories

Crafts

PeopleWithMS - Crafts

CRAFTERS

Everyone will have a place to post there crafts so others can see them. This link will stay on our web site and also can be found on our links page. Click yarn ball for fall music, crafts, and more!

Click here for our chatters Craft's and more 

 

Judy is selling her dish cloths. They are made of cotton and she's selling them for $2.00 per towel plus shipping. It's a great deal! They last a real long time and make great gifts!! 

Email Judy for orders or questions judydionne@verizon.net

 

Busy Bees Nursery...Where Dreams Come True 

Hello. My name is Audrey and I am the artist here at Busy Bees Nursery. I have been creating these precious reborn babies for about 2 years, and I truly have a love for what I do. It is very rewarding, and I enjoy making people happy with my Reborn Babies! It is such a joy to create and reborn each baby, as they seem to develop their very own personalities and characteristics.

I am proud to say I am a Award 

Winner in RebornArtistry.com CONTACT ME: Audbug2410@aol.com.  

BusyBeesNursery...Where Dreams Come True:

 To post crafts EMAIL deb@durgin.net

Tuesday Night Trivia

PeopleWithMS - Trivia Night

Trivia Night in the PeopleWithMS Chat

Tuesday

7pm CST

8pm EST

5 pm PST

Gerry & Deb host our Tuesday Night Trivia!

Trivia Tuesday, where the host ask the questions.

Sit back, relax.  It's Tuesday night.  Enjoy!

Our Trivia will start next Tuesday!

We need a Topic?

We need your input on scoring?

Our next Trivia will be January 15TH 

Womens & Mens Wednesday Nights

PeopleWithMS - Women's & Men's Chat Night

Please welcome our woman's night host Citrine! 

 Woman's night & Men's night! 

Wednesday's we have Woman's chat in our WOMAN'S ROOM 

  At the same time we have Men's chat in the MEN'S ROOM.  

We do this for one hour from 8PM till 9PM  EST. If anyone wants to stay in the woman's room for longer,   feel free to stay. We have had such a great time it seems for some it's not long enough.  Then we rejoin in the main chat room as always.

Please welcome our woman's night host Citrine! 

Donny Doormat mans the doorway, 

ready to greet you and 

guide you into the right room. 


And remember:  Any one can use these rooms at anytime.

Thursday Game Night

PeopleWithMS -Games

Thursdays

8 pm EST

7pm CST

5 pm PST 

  

ChiChi & Mr Red host our Thursday Game Night

Coming January 10  . . . Fact or Crap ?

We need your Game Night ideas !
Talk to MrRED or send e-mail to
:
PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

Saturday Pets Chat

PeopleWithMS -petrus chat

Saturday

8 pm EST

7pm CST

5 pm PST 

 

Pets-R-US Chat

Please welcome Petrus she will be hosting our Tips and Tricks for pet owners.

Petsrus has been dog grooming many years and has seen and worked with all breeds of cats and dogs. She has a font of knowledge that she would like to share with us. Please join her in the PetShop chatroom! 

Bring your pet questions!

Recipes

PeopleWithMS - Recipes
Click here

for Recipes

 

Check out all of the recipes on our web site that chatters have shared with us  
Click here for 

Healthy Eating 

Recipes

 

Please Email us with any recipes you would like to share with us PWMS@peoplewithms.com 

Brown Sugar Meringues Recipe

This recipe makes: 36 cookies 
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
1/2 cup egg whites (about 4 large eggs)
a pinch of salt
1 cup brown sugar

Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or wax paper.
2. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt on high speed until soft peaks form.
3. Continue mixing on high speed while adding 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Add the remaining brown sugar by the tablespoon. Beat for another 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is stiff and shiny.
4. Drop by the spoonful onto the cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a spoon.
5. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 25
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Protein 0 g
Total Carbohydrate 6 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 9 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 0%
Percent Calories from Protein 6%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 94%

Thank You Nellie!

Quick Chicken Gumbo


Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
1/3 cup long-grain white or brown rice
1 2/3 cup water
2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
2 cans (14.5 oz each) fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups (1/2 lb) shredded, cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 tbsp gumbo file powder (this seasoning can be found in the supermarket spice section. )

In a small saucepan, combine the rice and 2/3 cup of the water. Cover and
bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring often, for 7 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow to sit, covered. Warm the oil in a Dutch oven
over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper, celery, garlic, paprika, thyme, and
salt. Cook, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
Add the broth, chicken, tomato sauce, and the remaining 1 cup of the water.
Stir to mix. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes to blend the flavors.
Remove from the heat and stir in the file powder. To serve, spoon the gumbo
into shallow bowls. Top with a dollop of the rice.


PER SERVING: 
138 Calories
3 g Total Fat
1 g Saturated Fat
30 mg Cholesterol
387 mg Sodium
12 g Total Carbohydrate
2 g Dietary Fiber

           Thank You Nellie!

Healthy Eating

PeopleWithMS - Healthy Eating

Monday

7pm CST

8pm EST

5 pm PST

Healthy Eating 

'support group'

Healthy Eating support group has started. We added 3 pages to our web site. You can find a print out journal, recipes, and check out the exercise page. Please join Shelly and Norma in there weekly. Everyone needs extra support . Bring idea's! Join us in getting back on a positive way of eating. 

Submit recipes that will be posted 

Please email them to deb@durgin.net

click here

 

Rod's Music Shoppe

PeopleWithMS - Rod's Music Shoppe

Rockin' Rod's

Music

Shoppe

Some of you have met Rod, one of our Florida chatters. He has been also been known as our DJ ! He has a very large collection of music. Rod has offered to do his best to find any song you're looking for, and email it to you. He needs the obvious: Name of singer ! Name of song ! He's not a mind reader LOL !   You can email him your requests at:  LINGRAM1@TAMPABAY.RR.COM  

 

Famous People

PeopleWithMS - Famous People
 
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH MS PAGE   

We're making up a new Famous People Page and we need your input . . . .

So far, we have some semi-famous people.  Not really a lot, and not really terrifically famous.  Kind of a sad excuse for a list.  You're sure to know the name of one or more people that are way more famous.  Send us the name of any well known person with MS, and perhaps a one liner about them: PWMS@PeopleWithMS.com

 CLICK HEREFAMOUS  

 

 

Poems

PeopleWithMS - Poems

Someone cares

A friendly word can mean so much,
A kindly deed, an encouraging touch.

If I could but reach across the miles,
To lend a hand, or to bring a smile.

Would it lift the spirit, strengthen the heart,
To hear, I love you though we're far apart?

My friend, these are only simple things,
But there are times when they make us sing.

Sometimes our days with pain are filled,
To just make it through takes all our will.

And so, my friend, I send to you,
These humble words, though they are true.

Words of hope, my thoughts and prayers,
That you would know that someone cares.

AUTHOR

                              THANK YOU RJUMP!


 

Check it out on our inspirational Poetry Pages

Please Email us with any poems you would like to share with us PWMS@peoplewithms.com

General Information

PeopleWithMS Newsletter 08-19-07

OUR MISSION

Our objective is to provide an informal, supportive site for people seeking on-line information about  Multiple Sclerosis.  We aren't doctors, we aren't experts.  We just live it everyday.  We formed this site to share what we have learned, provide a focal point for exchange of information,  and give back to the community. 

Support is a very big word when it comes to MS.  Doctors can only tell you so much during an office visit.  Leaving unanswered questions, concerns and issues.  People with any disease can often learn best from each other.  To this end we provide a chat forum to share information and suggestions, posting of the latest news, and links to authoritative sources of information. 

There are many informative sites out there.  Visit them all!  You can never have enough information.  We do not intend to compete with any other sites Like coffee shops, each has it's own unique atmosphere and clientele.  There can never be enough of them.  

Our chat is open for anything that has to do with MS. Some topics are not pleasant. But need to be talked about. If you have a problem, no matter what it is, chances are there is someone in chat that can help you. The one thing that PWMS will not accept is being laughed at for any MS problem. We expect all chatters to be considerate of others. 

We have appointed Norma, LF Shaw  Debby, Linda-NV, JackIL, Spikers, AMarineswife, David.  and JolyRox room administrators. They have been using the chat.  They can help you if you need help. 

 

Chat Etiquette Reminder

Please make a point to welcome any new chatter that comes in our room. Introduce yourself.  Ask if there is anything special they want to ask about, know about.  Don't ignore the new chatter.  Offer them coffee and a muffin.  Make them feel at home.  Don't keep chattering about peripheral MS stuff with others, or off-topic stuff.

Just keep in mind the one rule we have:  nobody gets to play Doctor in chat.  What we mean by that is;  don't go diagnosing chatters ailments or recommending medications.  Share your experiences, and what any of the drugs have done for you.  Don't encourage the idea that any medication is a miracle cure. Or dismiss any, or all, medicines as doing nothing.   Even the well known medications have a wide range of effectiveness.  The effectiveness of non-traditional and alternative medicines is even less certain.  So talk about your experiences, factual studies and medical trials.  Offer your opinions with care, and never recommend.  Third hand medical testimonials from a friend of your auto mechanic's wife aren't welcome, unless they are really funny.

Also keep in mind that Laws and Health Care options also vary widely both within countries and across the globe.  So be sensitive to the personal situations and tribulations chatters face.  Don't rub in how great things are for you. 

Between the laughs, a serious note:  We are a support chat. With that said, we can only help by listening; none of us are professionals. In our years of chatting with MSers online, one of the most common problems is depression.  This is a very serious problem. We do feel sometimes just being a good friend, listening, and kidding around can help. And sometimes is just the right thing to turn the a bad mood around.  But when things just don't appear to be getting any better in a reasonable amount of time, and chat is just a temporary fix, it is time to get professional help. Many times it's as simple as a medication change.  Or something else.

I have not told many, but when my daughter was dx'd 12 years ago, I had to learn as much as I could. I wanted to know what is the worst case scenario, and what is the best with MS.  What courses could it take? How likely one versus the other? I wanted no more surprises.  Having my one and only daughter dx'd with MS was enough of a surprise. I went to Gaylord Rehab for a very long seminar on MS. It was the mental problems that really got most in a lot of troubles, because they were not ever taken seriously. I have seen this many times in my years online.  If you see someone in chat that seems headed down this road, try to cheer them up, focus on the positive, and give them some suggestions. If they come back just as bad off, try again.  If they keep coming back, let them know that they might be in need of some support beyond what any of us can provide in chat.  

So, About Our Chat:  We try to maintain a positive, upbeat attitude.  We may have MS, but MS doesn't have us.  It's not the focal point of our existence, it's just one part.  So if there's a problem, no need to moan and groan - it just needs solving.  Go over it, around it, blow it up, or joke about it.  We won't ignore somebody's problem because it's gross, unseemly, or offends somebody else's sensibilities.  We'll help figure out a solution.  If somebody want's to wallow in their problem, we're not going to be too sympathetic.  

Don't feel bad if you visit our chat and don't like things:  The folks in it, what's talked about, the limited avatars and emoticons, the sounds, or anything else.  We don't have room for every MSer in the universe, and don't claim to cater to every taste.  If you want something different,  we encourage you to search out another chat room.  There are chats for those that want to wallow in pity, moan and groan. sing songs on a voice chats, fantasy-date, or do whatever comes after that on web cam chats. If you don't find what you need, or think you can do better, we encourage you to go buy your own web server, start your own website, and run your own chat to cater to that unmet need.  Please let us know about your site and chat, so we can direct any like-minded folks your way.


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